The first day of the two-day-long, International Space Apps Challenge 2015 was held today. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), under the framework of SERVIR Himalaya, and YoungInnovations introduced the International Space Apps Challenge 2015 in Kathmandu for the third time in collaboration with Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) and supported by Women Leaders in Technology (WLIT), Karkhana, Robotics Association of Nepal (RAN), GAME Studios and CSIT Association of Nepal (CSITAN).
There are 25 challenges in four categories: Earth, Outer Space, Humans and Robotics. More information can be found in the ‘Challenges’ section of the event’s website. In addition to these challenges, there are various local challenges that the organizers have been working on to introduce. They can be also be accessed on the event site.
Participants taking up the local challenge will not be eligible for Global judging. However, they might get opportunity to work on and refine their apps even after the event with the support of SERVIR Himalaya,ICIMOD and other relevant agencies.
The International Space Apps Challenge is a global accumulation of mass interested in space exploration. The event promotes a collective approach towards solving issues related to earth and space and addresses the global requirement in both situations.
Participants from various walks of life such as engineers, scientists, technologists, educators, entrepreneurs, or anyone looking to contribute to the well-being of the earth is welcomed to the event. The event will surely boost up the potential of the youth community in Nepal and introduce them to applications and tools related to geo-ICT.